Science Cafe is a public seminar series organized by the Institute for AI and Beyond, with the aim of disseminating the contents of research to society in the form of a dialogue between research leaders of Basic Research (Mid- and Long-term Research) and science communicators.
Each seminar will have a different theme, such as how AI will advance the research of each speaker and how the results from that research will be relevant to society in the future.
In the 5th Science Cafe, Professor Kenichi Ohki of the Graduate School of Medicine, a leading expert in the field of brain function, will discuss the current rapid progress in measuring brain activity while also utilizing AI.
Until now, image recognition by deterministic artificial intelligence has always returned the same output for the same input. On the other hand, recognition by the human brain can show different responses to the same input, depending on the internal state, and can make flexible decisions according to the situation. By elucidating the information processing that actually takes place in the brain and reproducing it with artificial intelligence, we aim to realize a robust and flexible artificial intelligence that cannot be achieved with the current principles of artificial intelligence.
In this Science Cafe, we will discuss the technology used in the measurement of brain activity and the forefront of clarifying information processing in the brain, as well as the problems of current artificial intelligence and the direction it should go in order for it to develop further.
5th Science Cafe
Date & Time: Friday, March 18, 2022 18:00-19:00
Speaker: Kenichi Ohki (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
*Please note that this seminar is in Japanese only.